The Home Depot

The Home Depot is the world's largest home improvement retailer and second largest retailer in the United States.  The Home Depot was founded in 1978 in Atlanta, Georgia and has since become the world's largest home improvement retailer, operating more than 1,500 stores (Home Depot, EXPO, and other subsidiary companies) across North America. The Home Depot caters to both do-it-yourselfers and professional customers who serve the home improvement construction and building maintenance market segments.

The Home Depot is credited with having revolutionized the home improvement industry by offering an unparalleled selection of products and services under one roof. Today, their stores stock up to 35,000 different kinds of building materials and lawn and garden products. Their unique services include free in-store clinics for honing home improvement skills as well as design and decorating consultation, truck and tool rental, home delivery, free potting and many others. 

The Home Depot currently operates in 50 U.S. states and in the District of Columbia, eight Canadian provinces, and Mexico. In 1998, Home Depot opened stores in Puerto Rico and recently opened two sourcing offices in China.

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